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[Monitor] BOK consistently exposed to cyber attacks


There have been nearly 400 cases of cyberattacks against South Korea’s central bank over the past four years, some of which are suspected to have come from North Korea, a report by Rep. Shim Jae-chul of the Liberty Korea Party showed Tuesday.

A total of 399 cases of cyberattacks were made against the Bank of Korea from 2013 to August this year. The majority, or 273 cases, were hacking attempts. Eighty-two percent of the total were conducted from a foreign country.

A government official was quoted as saying that North Korea had also made several attempts, although no specific number was revealed in the report.
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